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Analysis Topic: Economic Trends Analysis

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Economics

Monday, November 08, 2010

How the Government Lies About Low CPI Inflation, Krugman Deflation Propaganda / Economics / Inflation

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRobert Wenzel writes: With commodity prices soaring, Paul Krugman is in a trap with his deflation call, so he has decided to turn to Richard "I am not a crook" Nixon to explain why price inflation is really not happening.

Krugman tells us to forget about the prices that are going up. They are too volatile, he tells us. He says that what we should focus on are tricky sticky price indexes, specifically, core CPI.

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Economics

Monday, November 08, 2010

Lessons From the 1930's Great Depression, Create Jobs by Executive Order / Economics / Government Spending

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJeanne Mirer and Marjorie Cohn writes: On May 6, 1935, with the country in the midst of the Great Depression, and with indirect efforts to create jobs having not moved the needle of unemployment rates, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 7034 and appropriated $4.8 billion for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA put millions of Americans to work constructing buildings, painting murals to decorate them, and performing plays for audiences that had never before seen a dramatic production. In the process, many were saved from poverty and starvation and the economy began to revive.

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Economics

Monday, November 08, 2010

Fed Debases the Imperial Dollar, Inflation, Stagnation and Higher Interest Rates Ahead / Economics / Inflation

By: Prof_Rodrigue_Trembl

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"Under a paper money system, a determined government can always generate higher spending and hence positive inflation."Ben Bernanke, future Fed Chairman (in 2002)

“My thesis here is that cooperation between the monetary and fiscal authorities in Japan could help solve the problems that each policymaker faces on its own. Consider for example a tax cut for households and businesses that is explicitly coupled with incremental BOJ purchases of government debt – so that the tax cut is in effect financed by money creation. Moreover, assume that the Bank of Japan has made a commitment, by announcing a price-level target, to reflate the economy, so that much or all of the increase in the money stock is viewed as permanent.”Ben Bernanke, future Fed Chairman (in 2002)

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Economics

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Bernanke Leaps into a Liquidity Trap, Thoughts on the U.S. Employment Numbers / Economics / Economic Theory

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA Few Thoughts on the Employment Numbers
Bernanke Leaps into a Liquidity Trap
How to Spot a Liquidity Trap
Toy Blocks

I am in London finishing my new book, The End Game, which will be out after the first of the year, as soon as Wiley can make it happen. Working with my co-author, Jonathan Tepper, we are making good progress. We intend to quit (a book like this is never finished) tomorrow afternoon.

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Economics

Saturday, November 06, 2010

U.S. October Employment Report Shows Economy is Slowly But Surely Retreating From the Cliff / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Asha_Bangalore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCivilian Unemployment Rate: 9.6% in October, virtually steady for five straight months. The unemployment rate was 5.0% in December 2007 when the recession commenced. Cycle high for recession is 10.1% in October 2009 and the cycle low (for the expansion that ended in December 2007) is 4.4% in March 2007.

Payroll Employment: 151,000 in October vs. -41,000 in September.  Private sector jobs increased 159,000 after a 107,000 increase in September.  Net gain of 93,000 jobs after revisions of private sector payroll estimates for August and September.

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Economics

Friday, November 05, 2010

Bernanke's Bubble Making Solutions Are the Problem / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Mark_Thornton

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBen Bernanke, the man who purports to be the savior of the economy today, was actually deeply involved in creating the housing bubble, encouraging people to invest in toxic assets, and orchestrating the cover-up after the bubble collapsed. Now he is bludgeoning the economy into depression. Just like his predecessor Greenspan, his statements are replete with misleading, convoluted, and inconsistent claims, all designed to disguise the role of the Fed in the economic calamity.

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Economics

Friday, November 05, 2010

From QE2 To Economic Titanic, The Global Asset Inflation Surge / Economics / Inflation

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBen Bernanke has cranked the U.S. Fed's printing presses one more time, with a new injection of US$ 600 billion. Market operators have responded with the only tune they know: bid up all hard asset real resource prices in the Commodities space and, for a while, also talk up their paper cousins in the Equities space, while the US dollar wilts by the hour. Not so far forward, however, this creation of virtual value will hit the iceberg of runaway asset inflation, then vast deflation, as QE2 turns to Titanic.

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Economics

Thursday, November 04, 2010

John Locke vs. the Mercantilists and Inflationists / Economics / Inflation

By: Murray_N_Rothbard

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFrom the early decades of the 17th century, English mercantilists were bitter at the superior prosperity and economic growth enjoyed by the Dutch. Observing that the rate of interest was lower in Holland than in England, they chose to leap to the causal analysis that the cause of the superior Dutch prosperity was Holland's low rate of interest, and that therefore it was the task of the English government to force the maximum rate of interest down until the interest rate was lower than in Holland.

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Economics

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Academic Economists are the Unholy Priests of the Bankster's / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Global_Research

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGabriel Donohoe writes: "Political Economists," according to Stephen Zarlenga in The Lost Science Of Money, "became the priesthood of the new Bank aristocracy, often serving as a propaganda apparatus to whitewash the monetary power structure. They put forward false ideas and smoke screens on the nature of money, primitive concepts that help entrench the bankers."

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Economics

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

U.S. Economy Could Swallow Five Bitter Pills or One Sweet but Deadly / Economics / US Economy

By: Michael_Pento

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt seems the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve is of the belief that diluting the dollar is the cure for everything from a recession to male pattern baldness. And like other snake-oil salesmen before him, Mr. Bernanke is heavy on promises and light on results. Here are five prescriptions that money printing can't fulfill:

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Economics

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

China Economic Growth and Technological Development Milestones, Investment Opportunities / Economics / China Economy

By: Tony_Sagami

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleChina impresses me every time I visit. The skyline is dotted with new skyscrapers that didn’t exist a year ago, gorgeous, modern, sleek bridges that belong on the cover on an engineering magazine are everywhere, new freeways have seemingly popped out of nowhere, and the hustle and bustle of construction dominates your senses.

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Economics

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Making Sense of the Money Supply / Economics / Money Supply

By: Chris_Riley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith the Fed’s rapid expansion of the monetary base in recent years, many commentators have pointed out that this has not led to growth in the money supply and hence the Fed is powerless to deal with “deflationary” forces in the economy.

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Economics

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Dr Ben "Kevorkian" Bernanke Helping U.S. Economy Commit Suicide / Economics / Great Depression II

By: James_Quinn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEveryone has watched one of the best TV series of all-time - M*A*S*H. You also know the tune that played during the opening credits as helicopters delivered wounded soldiers to the 4077 Mobile Army Surgical Unit. Most people have never heard the lyrics that go with the music. The song is Suicide is Painless and the lyrics were sung during the M*A*S*H  Movie. As I watched the movie a few weeks ago, the lyrics struck home. Our country has been slowly committing suicide for the last 40 years. The movie and TV series were set during the Korean War. It is fitting that military spending is one of the major causes of our suicide as a nation. On an inflation adjusted basis, the US has doubled spending on Defense since 1962. It is on course to rise another 20% in the next four years. Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us about the military industrial complex in 1961:

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Economics

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Keynesian Economic Confusion Means Investors Should Continue to Accumulate Gold / Economics / Economic Theory

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael Lewitt is one of the most provocative writers I know. He consistently gives me something to chew on with his monthly letter. How he comes up with all those quotes (usually from sources I have never read but should have) amazes me. He has a unique view of the markets as he run Collateralized Debt Obligation funds and really understand the nitty-gritty of the bond and credit markets.

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Economics

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

From Quantitative Easing To Stagflation? / Economics / Stagflation

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe United States economy grew at a sluggish annual rate of 2 percent in the third quarter, the Commerce Department reported last Friday. On the bright side, the economy is growing faster than the 1.7 percent growth in the second quarter and has registered the fifth straight quarter of expansion.

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Economics

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

ISM Manufacturing Survey Shows Continuing Sluggish U.S. Economic Recovery / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Asha_Bangalore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe ISM composite index of the manufacturing sector rose to 56.9 in October, the highest since May 2010.  The headline and details indicate that the factory sector is back on its feet after a sluggish performance in the third quarter.  The index tracking new orders, a forward looking indicator, increased to 58.9 in October vs. 51.1 in the prior month. 

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Economics

Monday, November 01, 2010

Why China’s Economic Growth is More Bark Than Bite / Economics / China Economy

By: Investment_U

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCarl Delfeld writes: Is the great Chinese locomotive destined to run off the rails?

It is, according to renowned short-seller, Jim Chanos.

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Economics

Monday, November 01, 2010

Economic Recessions, Banking Reform, and the Future of Capitalism / Economics / Economic Theory

By: MISES

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJesús Huerta de Soto writes: It is a great honor for me to have been invited by the London School of Economics to deliver this Hayek Memorial Lecture. To begin, I would like to thank the school and especially Professor Timothy Besley for inviting me, Professor Philip Booth and the Institute of Economic Affairs for allowing me to also use this as an opportunity to introduce my most recent book, entitled Socialism, Economic Calculation, and Entrepreneurship, and finally Toby Baxendale for making this whole event possible.

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Economics

Monday, November 01, 2010

U.S. Quantitative Easing is Fracturing the Global Economy / Economics / Global Economy

By: Michael_Hudson

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMoreover, it may well be asked whether we can take it for granted that a return to freedom of exchanges is really a question of time. Even if the reply were in the affirmative, it is safe to assume that after a period of freedom the regime of control will be restored as a result of the next economic crisis. (Paul Einzig, Exchange Control (1934)).[1]

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Economics

Monday, November 01, 2010

Slow U.S. GDP Growth Sets Stage for Fed’s Next Round of Quantitative Easing / Economics / Quantitative Easing

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes : The U.S. economy continued to struggle to grow in the third quarter, most likely giving government officials enough cover to pump more liquidity into the financial system to stimulate hiring.

Gross domestic product (GDP), the value of all goods and services produced, increased by 2% in the third quarter, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires were expecting GDP to rise by 2.1% in the July to September period, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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